Tuesday, October 23, 2018

REVIEW of Vendetta (Catherine Ling #5) by Iris Johansen

Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: October 23rd, 2018 by St. Martin's Press

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a new explosive, compelling thriller.

With his dying breath, Carl Venable, head of the CIA task force on terrorism and Jude Brandon’s final link to terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate: to keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at any cost. But Rachel Venable has a shocking, twisted past of her own, one that comes rushing back after her medical clinic in Guyana is attacked by Huber—the same man who murdered her father and kept her imprisoned for months. Brandon and Catherine Ling, Rachel’s longtime ally and fierce protector, are determined to keep Rachel out of danger, but she knows that it’s impossible to stay hidden when Max Huber wants you dead.

As Rachel and Brandon race against the clock to bring Huber down before he can orchestrate a nuclear explosion that will lay waste to the west coast, they also fight a growing attraction to each other – an attraction that could prove just as dangerous as Huber himself. In this gripping, fast-paced novel full of dark secrets and tangled lies, one thing is clear: everyone has a vendetta, no one will rest until they get their revenge.

My Thoughts…

Oh My.   It’s been a while since I’ve read an Iris Johansen book and I was beyond thrilled when I saw Vendetta was available.   I picked up the book with high expectations of being pulled into the story and reconnecting with characters.    I was not disappointed.    Iris Johansen pulled me in, took hold of me, and never let go until the very end of the book.   The best part is that she left me excited for more of Catherine Ling without leaving me with a cliffhanger.   While Vendetta is part of a series it is a stand-alone book.   

I was a little confused why the cover states that it is part of the Eve Duncan series where really this is part of the Catherine Ling story, with a very very small mention of Eve Duncan.     Yet, the mention of Eve Duncan may have been what made me excited to pick up the book, the storyline is what kept me reading. 

 Rachel Venable is a character that I loved getting to know.     I loved learning about her history, her wit, and her smarts.     She finds out her father has been killed and that she is now being wanted by the man who killed him.    There is so much more to that story but I am not going to give away any spoilers.     It was amazing how her friends and her father’s friends came to her defense and protected her.    I loved how they became a family that she needed and didn’t hesitate to help her when needed and keep her safe when she wasn’t looking to do so herself.  

Iris Johansen is a must-read author for me.    The Catherine Ling series is one that I enjoy and am excited to continue reading.   I recommend picking up your own copies ASAP. 

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